Broad denies role in fake Pietersen Twitter account

Aug 16, 2012, 07:53 IST | AFP

England's Stuart Broad has insisted he'd no role in a parody Twitter account for Kevin Pietersen as the fall out from the batsman's axing for the third Test against South Africa

The account — KP Genius — was set up by a friend of Broad, Richard Bailey, and had been thought to have contributed to the strained relations Pietersen felt within the England dressing room amid suggestions some of his team-mates were involved.

But all-rounder Broad, in a statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday, said it was nothing to do with him.

“Following last (Monday) night’s statement by Mr Richard Bailey that he was responsible for creating a parody Twitter account in Kevin Pietersen’s name, I would like to confirm that I had no involvement in this whatsoever,” Broad said.

“I met with the Managing Director, England Cricket, Hugh Morris and assured him that I did not play any role in the creation of this account. As has been widely reported Mr Bailey is a friend of mine, but we had no conversations regarding this issue and I am pleased that he has now decided to close the account.” — 

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